Sobrehumano Palena'ole | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
jollypumpkin.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour, barrel-aged version of the beer by the same name. Brewed in collaboration with Maui brewing.

Yes, Michigan and Hawaii are connected. It should be obvious to you now, as you hold this beer, and read this label. John and I designed this beer with two noble fruits from two noble states, Michigan & Hawaii. Cherries and liliko’i. Starting to see the connection? I feel it. So does John. 4391 miles may separate our breweries, but no our thirst for the exquisite. Hipa! -Ron

Working with Ron is something I’ve always want to do since I had my first Jolly Pumpkin beer. Years later, it’s a reality. Being involved on this project was an honor and a privilege. Mahalo to my MBC crew and to you, fans of craft beer! -John

Added by kohoutek on 06-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
343
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
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39
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4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Thorpe, thanks. Beer is brownish, hazy with a wispy white head, no lacing, low retention, some carbonation.

Aroma is bright, fruity, mildly acetic, mildly lactic.

Beer is light in body, quite sour, nice fruits and secondary metabolic acids like malate are popping on the palate. No acetic but very bright and strong. A good sour and I'd have it again.

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4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured a bright brown in color with reddish highlights and a nice half finger of head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: definitely lots going on in the aroma but consisted of acidic, hints of berries, cherries, citric, a little vinous character, but had vinegar undertones and good funky oaky barnyard notes.

T: the fruity berry cherry character was more apparent on the taste with a bretty funky oaky backbone alongside acidic, citrusy and vinous accents.

M: the brew was medium in body with a fair amount of. Carbonation which had slight sweet, mild fruity, oaky, funky, citrusy, tart and dry finish.

O: very interesting delicious beer that is definitely going to be on my must get list. Somebody mail me one.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle. Pours a somewhat murky, reddish-brown, with a big off-white head. Decent retention, patchy lacing. Aroma is a bit subtler than expected; some tart cherry, lemony citrus, light acidity detected, oak, and an undercurrent of musty funk and hay.

Taste follows the nose and comes at you gradually; it’s not aggressively sour, but your teeth are squeaking a little by the time the glass is done. Moderately lactic and acidic, again with tart cherries and lemons; other tropical fruit notes stay in the periphery but they’re there. As the beer warms and opens up a bit the wood and bretty funkiness really starts to emerge. In the end I just wanted more though: more sour, more funk, bigger flavors. Instead it’s dry and elegant and restrained.

Medium-light body, crisp and refreshing carbonation; clean, dry finish. This was quite an enjoyable sour, but not exceptional enough to return to at its price point I’m afraid.

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2.57/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Blend 1, bottled 04-26-2012

Pours a dark copper/ruby red color with burnt orange edges when held to a light. Completely still with no head or lace.

Musty aroma with a nice blend of barrel, earthy funk, vinous fruit and subtle vinegar. At first the oak and funky bugs dominate but as it warms the cherry juice and other dark fruit notes come to the forefront. Subtle acetone but more of a vinegar presence than solvent.

Thinner bodied than expected with soft carbonation but not as still as it looks. Slight herbal/medicinal presence with strong cherry juice and dark berry flavor. The funky yeast and barrel presence are very subtle, taking a back seat to the sweet vinous fruit notes. Not very sour or funky with a subtle acetic quality in the finish. Kind of watered down with low carbonation and a one dimensional flavor profile making this collaboration beer pretty boring. Disappointing offering from Jolly Pumpkin.

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4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a chalice)
Batch 5 bottles 5/9/12

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy deep orange body with a sea of slow tiny bubbles. There is a thick sticky film of off-white that last a good bit. The second pour turns a bit more hazy.

S- Even during the pour, the full Jolly Pumpkin house yeast character comes through. There is a rich aroma with brett characters coming though as earthy and green grapefruit.

T- The nice flavor of passion fruit has a softer dark cherry note of support followed by some nice wet barrel flavors and a soft Brett flavor in the finish. Some tartness develops in the finish and a fruity and Brett flavor hangs on the tongue after each sip. The white cheese rind flavor comes through nicely aswell.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz that compliments the finish and no alcohol heat or astringency noticed.

O- This beer has a great balance of fruit and wild yeast/Brett flavors. The touch of sweetness in the beginning enhances the fruit character while the wild ale finish is supported by the more dry tartness. This was a tasty beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sobrehumano Palena'ole from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
3.99 out of 5 based on 343 ratings.
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